DANIELA ALDA CONFALONIERI Director of the Cultural Promotion Office of the Italian Society of Authors and Publishers (SIAE), Daniela Confalonieri holds a position of great responsibility receiving and managing projects that require contributions or sponsorship from the SIAE
sectional funds. She is also the Commissioner of the 2018 – 2020 MIBACT Theater Advisory Commission.
Daniela Confalonieri has held important positions in prestigious theaters. She worked in Rome as Organizing Director of the Teatro Sistina, Director manager for Teatro Valle, Teatro Quirino and General Director of the Teatro Brancaccio. Moreover she has been the Counselor at Teatro Pergola in Florence, before coming back to Rome to manage the Coordination of the Direction in Teatro Ambra Jovinelli. In those years, she has gained considerable experience in management and organization linked both to the financial aspects of the theater and to the practical ones.
ABDELKRARIM OUAKRIM Chief editor of the Cinephilia film magazine. Journalist and Film Critic in Morocco, Abdelkarim Ouakrim is also the Editorial secretary of Al Adabiya Literary Magazine. Since many years he is doing film studies differentiated by the director’s gender and origin.
He is the author of several cultural publications such as: Domande sul cinema in Marocco (2003); Scritture sul cinema (2010); Nuove esperienze nel cinema marocchino (2013); Film e registi cinematografici internazionali… Letture in diverse esperienze (2017).
Always active on the international cultural fronts, Ouarkrim has already been jury member in numerous national and international film festivals, including the Festival of Cinematic Tracks in Portugal, the Critics’ Week and the XXXIX Cairo International Film Festival. He has also organized and directed numerous workshops at events and film festivals in Morocco.
GIANNANDREA PECORELLI Born in Rome in 1958, Pecorelli is a film and television producer and a manager who works for important television companies. After graduating in Literature and Philosophy and his subsequent diploma in Production at the Experimental Center of Cinematography in Rome, in 1987 he had an experience in directing a vivid representation about the Years of Lead in the movie Fuga senza fine.
It is thanks to his activity as a producer that he shows his farsightedness. In 2006, with the movie Notte prima degli esami, also co-scripted by him, he achieves goals that no one would have expected, among box office records and over forty prizes at various international festivals, ten David di Donatello nominations and numerous other awards. He is also the one who was able to see the future success of some low-budget TV series such as Don Matteo and Un medico in famiglia. With a great passion and a particular attention to seriality, Pecorelli has put side by side his film production company Aurora Film and the television production company Aurora TV, specialized in TV series, which belongs to the Banijay multi-national Group.
Gianandrea Pecorelli has produced and co-produced, among others, Il violino rosso, Questo piccolo grande amore, La regina Margot, Bar Sport, Arrivano i Prof. In his recent television productions, we have the serie Il Paradiso delle Signore, aired on Rai Uno and the docufictions Io sono Libero (about Libero Grassi), Adesso Tocca a me (about Paolo Borsellino) and Il Professore (about Aldo Moro).
Between his upcoming projects, stands out the international TV series Eternal City, set in Rome during the Dolce Vita period and the Cold War.
ANTONIETTA DE LILLO Italian director, photographer and journalist, Antonietta De Lillo is the author of Il resto di niente, film in which she directed an unforgettable Maria De Medeiros. Since her first feature film, the critic noticed her very personal style. Una casa in bilico won the Nastro d’Argento prize as the Best first feature. Five years later, she directed Matilda, again together with Giorgio Magiulo. Afterwards she alternated the direction of fiction movies with numerous documentaries, such as La notte americana del Dr. Lucio Fulci, L’aria industriale di Cassino and above all, the highly appreciated Il pranzo di Natale. In 1995 the episodic film I racconti di Vittoria won the Fedic Prize at the 52 Venice International Film Festival and the Report of the Italian Film Critics Syndicate. In 2004, with the aforementioned Il resto di niente, she won many prizes such as the prestigious Flaiano Prize for Screenplay, received together with Giuseppe Rocca and Laura Sabatino. 2013 is the year of her touching documentary portrait La pazza della porta accanto, an interview that De Lillo made in 1995 with Alda Merini. Her latest feature film, Oggi insieme, domani anche, has led her to win in 2016 the Special Nastro d’argento prize for the direction.
GIANFRANCO PANNONE Extremely active film director, Pannone directed twenty-three documentaries, between short, medium length and feature films, both for Cinema and Television. In 2001 he received the award for best non-fiction movie at the Torino Film Festival, with the documentary Latina/Littoria and for the same movie two years later, the RAI award at the Festival del Cinema Mediterraneo.
Io che amo solo te is his only fiction feature, directed in 2004, co-written with Giulia Merenda. The moving story of an architect interpreted by Cesare Bocci, who is in a personal crisis and leaves his wife (and political ideals) to start a new relationship. Pannone best express himself in documentaries. In the last decade his works have taken part and received awards in the most important Italian film festivals. Pannone is also a member of the 100autori association, theater director, Professor of documentary direction at the DAMS of Roma Tre University and at the Experimental Center of Cinematography both in Rome and in Aquila. Essayist and author, he works as a critic for the online magazine ildocumentario.it, and he is the manager of the Open Eyes section at the Medfilm Festival in Rome.
In 2016 he received the Special Prize for the 70 years of the Syndicate and the Nastro d’Argento award.
MARINA PIPERNO The first Italian woman to become a film producer in the Sixties, Marina Piperno is also a Sport and Cinema journalist for the newspaper Il Paese. She has always been active producing titles for fiction and documentaries about social issues and civic engagement topics. She has brought to the fore titles such as Diario di bordo, Sierra Maestra and Non ho tempo, all signed by the director Ansano Giannarelli. Also sensitive documentaries such as L’amiata è anche un fiume, by Luigi Faccini and biographical movies as for instance Inganni, the story about the poet Dino Campana, again direct by Luigi Faccini.
The social commitment, which always characterized her as a journalist, was the seed for the production company that she founded in 1962, the “Realizzazioni indipendenti autori cinematografici” (REIAC). From the Seventies onwards, the REIAC Film productions are co-produced by RAI.
In 2011 Marina Piperno received the Nastro d’Argento award for her career. The same year she produced the fiction movie Rudolph Jacobs: l’uomo che nacque morendo by Luigi Faccini and the documentary television film Versilia: gente del marmo e del mare. Studio di (per) un’inchiesta televisiva, again directed by Ansano Giannarelli.
CRISTIAN JEZDIC. Born in the city of Cagliari, he graduates “cum laude” in Computer Graphics at IED in the early Nineties and he specializes soon in the new languages of digital animation, both for kids and adults. Senior producer of animation movies and VFX manager/supervisor, he has built a 25- years career in both classic and new media, from, from cinema to Web TV and much more. Team leader by nature, he has collaborated with various divsions, created media feedback and and taken part to group projects’ meetings. He is the VP for Cartoon Italia, theAnimation Producers Italian Association and also Italian ambassador for the European Animation Award.
In 2017 he founds “beQ entertainment” , of which he is both producer and supervisor. With Cartoon Italia he decides to take part to NAS, New Animation Sardinia, supporting the idea that a revival of animation is only possible through development of local professional resources.
CHIARA MAGRI. She is both the coordinator and Didactic Director for the Animation Course of “Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia”in Turin, Piemonte ever since its opening in 2002. She’s been working in animation movies since 1987. She has curated and organized development courses , programs, exhibitions, retrospectives and the annual “Incontri Arte Animazione” at GAM in Turin, she has also co-directed field researches, written for specialized publications, like the final chapter of “Storia del cinema d’animazione” by Gianni Rondolino, Utet, 2004. She’s taken part in juries and selection commitees for many specialized animation festivals. She’s been general secretary of ASIFA, Italian section of Association Internationale du Film d’ Animation from 1997 to 2002.
LUCA RAFFAELLI. Journalist, critic, essayst and screenplayer, Luca Raffaelli is one of the most influecial expert in animation and comics in Italy. His studies and publications have been crucial to the semiotics, aestethic differences and the global importance of comics. Active as both historian and critics of comics since 1974, he has collaborated with Lanciostory, LaRepubblica, Il Venerdì di Repubblica and XL. He has curated the collections “I classici del fumetto”, “I classici del fumetto serie oro”, “L’Enciclopedia delle strisce”, “Graphic-Novel” and the historic color colletion of Tex and Zagor.
In 2018 he published for Minimum Fax “Tratti e ritratti: i grandi personaggi del fumetto da Alan Ford a Zagor”, a fundamental guide to the study of Italian comics.